Zong Weixin (1990 - 1975), whose courtesy name is Xiwen, a native of Licheng County, Shandong Province. He began to study in private school at the age of eight. Ten years later, he studied Chinese medicine with his father and became famous in the countryside in his twenties. In 1924, he moved to Peking and practiced medicine there. He was good at treatment of internal, gynecology and pediatrics. There was an endless stream of people seeking him for medical treatment. In 1946, he was elected as the President of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctors in Peking. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, he started to work in the city’s first hospital in 1955. In 1956, he was transferred to Beijing Hospital of TCM, and was hired as the First Director of the Department of Internal Medicine in 1957. After that, he successively served as Provost of TCM school, Deputy Director of TCM research institute, Member of Pharmacopoeia Committee of Central Ministry of Health, Director of Municipal TCM Association, Standing Member of Municipal Red Cross Committee, Standing Member of Committee of Municipal Association for Science and Technology, and Member of Special Committee of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Ministry of Health.
Mr. Zong was not confined to the established rules. In clinical practice, his treatment had a remarkable effect on pediatric panic, pox and rash, cough and asthma, especially for women with menstrual irregularity, infertility and fetus with disease. He had highly effective treating for various internal diseases, such as the diseases of spleen and stomach, fatigue and blood deficiency, dizziness and insomnia, and epidemic plague. He had won the trust of the patients. He often taught his students that "medical theory comes from medical practice. If a person has special effects in treating a disease, we should ask for advice from him humbly and should not be restricted by stereotypes". He took the words from Zhang Zhongjing's "Diligently Seeking the Ancient Maxims, and Learning from Various Prescriptions" as his motto, and lived a simple, pragmatic and diligent life. He became a model for later generations. His successor, Sun Boyang, has also become a well-known doctor and is still in hospital.